Youth Programs at St. Paul’s are a vibrant part of our ministry. Ably directed by Kelly Moore-Spencer, they engage teenagers in the life of the church here at home and open their eyes to the Lutheran community at large.
Youth Group Grades 7 – 12
The first St. Paul’s Youth Group outing for Grades 7-12 was in August – Mini Golf and Ice Cream.
Grade 6 Youth Group
The first St. Paul’s Group outing for Grade 6 was in August – Mini Golf and Ice Cream.
This is a new youth group that we are creating. There will be activities scheduled monthly, and will be created for just grade 6, some activities will be joined together with youth in grades 7 – 12.
Youth Group Grade 7 through 12 – Sunday, November 13 – 11:45 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. – Service Project Soup making and Lunch – The youth will spend time making Vegetable Soup for members in need. Each youth will be asked to bring different vegetables to help make the soup. The soup will be frozen for when members may need a meal.
Youth Group Grade 4,5 & 6 – Sunday, November 20 – 12:15 p.m. – Card Making – Following the Congregational lunch and during the Annual Meeting the children grades 4, 5 & 6 will be making cards that will be sent to members that may be homebound or in need uplifting.
Youth Group Grade 4 through 12 – Sunday, December 11 – 11:45 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. – Present Wrapping and Lunch – Each year the residents at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home in York make a wish list of items they would like for Christmas. This year we are asking the children and youth in grades 4 through 6 to help donate some of the items requested. During Youth Group they will wrap and bag the gifts. They will also be making a special Christmas card to go along with the gifts. The gifts will then be delivered to SpiriTrust to be given out on Christmas morning.
Summer Camp – Camp Nawawkwa and Camp Kirkenwald offer overnight, one week camping experiences and family rentals. All camp programs include games, swimming, campfires, Bible study, crafts, songs, Christ-centered worship and nature activities. They are led by well-trained caring counselors. http://www.lutherancamping.org/
Anyone interested in a service project at Kirchenwald or Nawakwa? Contact Executive Director, Mike Youse, for some ideas! Email: email@example.com Camping Office: 717-677-8211
Recently, older students from our sister congregation in Tanzania have traveled to Central PA to be counselors at the camps. It is a wonderful exchange of cultures and worship practices.